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No trace of grandfather in 1891 or 1901 census?

I note that Charles Thomas Gigg was baptised on 13 Feb 1887 at St James Norlands, Kensington. His mother is given as Hannah Sarah Gigg, of 5 Mary's Place, single: Source: Ancestry.co.uk, London, ...
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Is Unregistered Death possible after 1900 in U.S.?

An article at ohiohistory.org seems to have some clues as to where to look, and has some general information on the requirements in Ohio at that time. It appears your relative may have died during a ...
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Death before certificates were issued statewide in Georgia?

Georgia registration of deaths statewide began in 1919 and was generally complied with by 1922. But there may be records at the local level. Unfortunately, marriage records in Georgia didn't record ...
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Where are the Nov 1908 to May 1909 Islington Workhouse, Highgate Hill Infirmary records online?

I finally found one of them, under an area I thought I'd already checked but I now find there are a huge amount of un-indexed records there. These contain re-take fragments of other records mixed in ...
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Finding marriage record using Massachusetts Marriage Index?

You can find the images for the marriage register on FamilySearch. Log in to FamilySearch and select Search > Catalog. Select "Search by Place" and type Massachusetts. Select "United States, ...
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Death before certificates were issued statewide in Georgia?

For deaths you can also check with the local historical society for the County, and see if they have any death indexes that might pre-date the official death certificates. I'm thinking earlier ...
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Tracing ancestor CF Evans who died in World War 2 (aged 39 in 1945)?

If I am correct the Charles Fredrick Evans as required by you is listed as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery. His service number was 1801591 and you could follow him up on line via Forces war records, ...
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What is San Francisco lodge- No. 2, K. R. A?

I located the obituary for your great grandfather in the The San Francisco Call, dated 18 November 1908. This obituary mentions a different lodge: As you can see, in addition to some wonderful ...
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Time difference between banns and marriage

The Marriage Act 1753, formally "An Act for the Better Preventing of Clandestine Marriage" ( and popularly known as Lord Hardwicke's Act), required that banns had to be called or a marriage licence ...
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Chruszow, Poland,1901

It does seem that the province shown in your document for both the birthplace and the desired destination is "Śląsk". That is the polish word for the Silesia region of Poland which existed ...
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What month was Allie Tharp born as shown in 1900 U.S. census?

To my eye the two samples you have pointed out seem to read "Un" for unknown. I suggest you look for other instances on the surrounding pages, and then look in other record groups for those ...
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Alternative spellings of Polish surname Swider?

If Andrew had emigrated from Poland, then his original surname quite probably was "Świder". By simply dropping diacritics we get "Swider". Someone who would care for phonetics, could make "Shwider" ...
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Finding cause of death in 1909 for Scotsman James McMillan in Nagasaki, Japan?

My first port of call to find a cause of death would be a death certificate. As this person was a Scot and he died abroad this may not be as straightforward as it seems. Fortunately McMillan appears ...
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Looking for the 1901 census record of Annie Elizabeth Ward

It looks to me like she was at her parents house for the 1901 census and was (wrongly) enumerated under her maiden name as Ann E Campbell and also as single... If you don't have ancestry the reference ...
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Deciphering a word from a Spanish birth record (1903 Latin America)

I believe the word is oriunda, meaning native to Granada. The dot on the i has strayed forward a little and the minims are difficult to differentiate. The word also appears in the entry above and is ...
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Where is town Mieljkow in early 20th century Russia?

Best guess: Milejkava (Мілэйкава), Belarus -- which was also known as Mileykovo, Grodno Gubernia (province), Russian Empire. Russian town names that end in -kovo were sometimes written as -kow, and ...
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Reading word on 1908 death certificate from New South Wales?

It looks like "About" (compare it with the same word in the next column), which would make the entry read: Glasgow, Scotland. About 4 years, Victoria; 29 years, South Australia; 14 days, N.S....
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What is Census occupation named Folder Work?

My best guess for the original is the 1901 Census in Lewisham, Class: RG13; Piece: 545; Folio: 107; Page: 10. Here is a clipping from that page: The original text for Henry's occupation is rather ...
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Time difference between banns and marriage

The 1904 banns may have still been regarded as valid (and it would be for the officiating vicar to decide, if the marriage was to take place in a CofE church) - but there are a number of other ...
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Tracing undertaker records for funeral held in Sydney 1908?

It seems from a court case reported in the papers in 1904 that the company proprietors of P. Kirby and Son seem to have been Mrs Elizabeth Kirby and her son William Henry Kirby. There is also a ...
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Where to find Scottish birth records from 1905?

Scotland's People is always a good place to start for Scottish records. You'll need to register to use the site. Searching is free, but you have to buy credits to see actual documents/images. A "...
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What date is this colored portrait likely made?

It looks to be a colored pencil drawing based on a photograph. I have a couple similar examples of my ancestors in Germany. Here the subjects were born about 1830, married 1861, and both died in 1897. ...
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Tracing undertaker records for funeral held in Sydney 1908?

In the USA, when funeral homes were sold, sometimes the records were passed along to the newer company, so tracing the company's history can be a pointer to the records. Another approach is to ...
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Tracing undertaker records for funeral held in Sydney 1908?

Australia’s equivalent of Companies House May be worth a search http://asic.gov.au/online-services/search-asics-registers/ I don’t know if any statutory business records go to National Archives of ...
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Deciphering lines from 1909 Ellis Island record?

It actually says "Illinois st, Detroit", but is part of the record above. If you go back up to line four and count down two lines (contact name and address) for each entry until number ten, you will ...
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What is San Francisco lodge- No. 2, K. R. A?

Looks like it's the "Knights of the Royal Arch". See this 1901 article from San Francisco about them, where they are described as "an organization of men engaged in the liquor traffic". https://cdnc....
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Reading place-names in 1906 Denmark Census image?

Johan is born in Korsør, Thora in Vallø By, Karen & Kai in Kjøbenh.(-avn) = Copenhagen, Per in Hellerup (and Yelva in Aarhus).
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Other "Indian Territory" besides Oklahoma?

History: Wikipedia's article Indian Territory says: Indian Territory later came to refer to an unorganized territory whose general borders were initially set by the Indian Intercourse Act of 1834, ...
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